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 away away

adj

  • used of an opponent's ground  ( away )
    used of an opponent's ground
     an away game
    an away game
  • adv

  • () from a particular thing or place or position (forth' is obsolete)  ( forth, off, away )
    from a particular thing or place or position (forth' is obsolete)
     ran away from the lion
    ran away from the lion
     wanted to get away from there
    wanted to get away from there
     sent the children away to boarding school
    sent the children away to boarding school
     the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
     went off to school
    went off to school
     they drove off
    they drove off
     go forth and preach
    go forth and preach
  • () from one's possession  ( out, away )
    from one's possession
     he gave out money to the poor
    he gave out money to the poor
     gave away the tickets
    gave away the tickets
  • () out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)  ( aside, away )
    out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
     brush the objections aside
    brush the objections aside
     pushed all doubts away
    pushed all doubts away
  • () out of existence  ( away )
    out of existence
     the music faded away
    the music faded away
     tried to explain away the affair of the letter
    tried to explain away the affair of the letter
     idled the hours away
    idled the hours away
     her fingernails were worn away
    her fingernails were worn away
  • () indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily  ( away )
    indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily
     he worked away at the project for more than a year
    he worked away at the project for more than a year
     the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it
    the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it
  • () at a distance in space or time  ( away, off )
    at a distance in space or time
     the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
    the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
     the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
    the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
     away back in the 18th century
    away back in the 18th century
  • () so as to be removed or gotten rid of  ( away )
    so as to be removed or gotten rid of
     cleared the mess away
    cleared the mess away
     the rotted wood had to be cut away
    the rotted wood had to be cut away
  • in reserve; not for immediate use  ( aside, away, by )
    in reserve; not for immediate use
     started setting aside money to buy a car
    started setting aside money to buy a car
     put something by for her old age
    put something by for her old age
     has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day
    has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day
  • in a different direction  ( aside, away )
    in a different direction
     turn aside
    turn aside
     turn away one's face
    turn away one's face
     glanced away
    glanced away
  • in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)  ( away )
    in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
     put the toys away
    put the toys away
     her jewels are locked away in a safe
    her jewels are locked away in a safe
     filed the letter away
    filed the letter away
  • freely or at will  ( away )
    freely or at will
     fire away!
    fire away!
  • adj

  • () not present; having left  ( away )
    not present; having left
     he's away right now
    he's away right now
     you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
    you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter  ( away, outside )
    (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
     the pitch was away (or wide)
    the pitch was away (or wide)
     an outside pitch
    an outside pitch